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- Ooma Telo Home Phone Device for $64 (expired)
Ooma Telo Free Home Phone Service device for $63.35 with free shipping.
Normally about $79.
The Ooma provides its own Voice-over-IP phone service, free of charge after buying their device.
Many people like the Ooma, but we chose OBi instead.
The Ooma works on its own service, whereas the OBi can work with Google Voice.
Google Voice provides a variety of free phone features, such as ringing all your phones when someone calls, voice-to-text voicemail, and integrates nicely with Google's services.
The OBi can also add other voice-over-IP services as well, such as business phone services and E911 emergency call support.
The Ooma is far easier to set up, though.
If you like simplicity, go with the Ooma.
If you want more flexibility and lower cost, we recommend the OBi coupled with a free Google Voice account.
They will automatically enroll you in a $33/mo plan which includes unlimited talk and text.
Switch to their 100% free plan by logging into your FreedomPop account, or calling Freedom Pop customer service at 888-743-8107.
If you fail to change your plan within 1 month from when your SIM card ships, you will be billed the $33/mo rate.
According to the details page, this SIM card works inside "GSM" phones.
AT&T phones are GSM, so it should work inside any unlocked AT&T-compatible smartphone.
Make sure your phone is unlocked before replacing its SIM card.
If you currently have an AT&T phone, regardless of whether the phone is in-service, call AT&T at 800-331-0500 to get the phone unlocked.
They should do it for free,
as long as the phone can be powered on and has no outstanding contracts associated with it.
If the phone has an unpaid contract, unpaid bills, or has been reported stolen, AT&T will not unlock the phone.
Unlocked AT&T phones should work with this GSM-signal Freedom Pop service.
Replacing a SIM card is easy if you have a SIM card eject tool.
They can be found at online retailers for about $2.
If you are patient, several overseas sellers on Ebay sell packs of eject tools for about $1, but can take 3-4 weeks to arrive.
Monday, March 27, 2017
- $300 Credit With iPhone 7 128GB Purchase In-Store
New and existing iPhone customers can finance an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus for $31.25/month for 24 months, and get a $300 Target Gift Card.
The deal is valid for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint iPhones, and works with new and existing plans.
Not valid with T-Mobile.
Expires April 1.
The $31.25/mo over 2 years means you pay $749, which is the same price Apple sells the iPhone 7.
Financing a phone is exactly the same as a credit card with an automatic $31.25 charge each month.
If you don't pay off the bill each month, you may incur late fees and hefty financing penalties (APR fees).
Also, there could be activation fees, fees to get bills (seriously), and taxes.
The sales rep will provide this information when asked.
If you are scared about opening a line of credit, especially if you are thinking of getting a home loan soon, be sure to understand the risks and possible hit against your credit.
For comparison, there are now a lot of alternatives to iPhone, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.
For example, Google Fi plans start at $30/mo with 1GB of usage per month, $10 per additional GB, and compatible phones cost $249 to $649.
T-Mobile's pre-paid plan costs $45/mo, and compatible with a large variety of phones (including new and old iPhones).